Usually each morning when I come out to the sun porch with my coffee, I see the red fox come creeping up to edge of the yard checking out the activity under the bird feeder. In fact, it comes up to exactly the same spot each time, and I can tell that is the case, because the fox seems to prefer to creep under a particular raspberry vine.
Well, you can’t argue with success, and apparently this fox remembers exactly where it spotted the last delicious meal from this backyard and is hopeful that it can cash in on another. Interestingly, the squirrels no longer make an early morning appearance under the bird feeders these days. They are more likely to show up at noon, when the fox is elsewhere on its circuit. And there are noticeably fewer squirrels in the backyard these days, so I think the foxes are having a desirable impact on them.
Now, I just have to find their den and take some photos of the fox kits which I’m sure the foxy hunters are busy feeding now with squirrels.